Pensilva School PSA
Pensilva PSA Committee October 2017 – October 2018
Chairperson – Lynda Campbell
Treasurer - Cathy Swinburne
Secretary - Carrie Hicks
Committee Members – Teresa Page, Alex Putna, Di Scott, Sian Timms, Tara Waters, Nina Oxenham, Tanya Bunkum, Katrina McCue,
What is the PSA?
Actually named the Pensilva School Parent Staff Association we are a registered charity made up of volunteer parents/carers and staff who raise funds for Pensilva School. At the annual general meeting in October we nominate a Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer and have a committee of willing volunteers.
Where do the funds go?
All the money raised by the PSA goes directly back to the children of Pensilva School to enable them to have those extra things that funding does not cover. Each year we pay for the children’s sunscreen, school leavers presents, we donate an amount to each classroom to buy extras, help towards the cost of; transport for school trips, the poly-tunnel, theatre productions at school and visiting theatre performances and much more.
How are the funds raised?
We have three main fundraising periods. At Christmas we hold a Christmas fair and raffle as well as providing refreshments for the Christmas performances. At Easter we hold a raffle and in the summer we have a summer fair and raffle. With a committed and enthusiastic people, we are ready to try anything to have fun and raise funds. This has included; jumble sales, cake sales, farmer markets, discos and dog shows. Any further ideas are always welcome!
We raise approximately £2,500 per year. This is how we have supported the school over the years:
National Trust Membership
Woodlands Bus Yr 6
Class Contributions (£150 per class)
Contribution towards Benches
Contribution towards Visualisers
How can you help?
We need as many people as possible who would like to come along to committee meetings to bring new ideas and help out at fundraising events.
Committee Meetings are held every 4-6 weeks at the school and the upcoming dates are notified in the school newsletter.
We also send out the minutes of the meeting with the school newsletter to keep parents informed of how our fundraising is going. If you are unable to make these meetings but would still like to be involved and help out at events, please let us know - we value your help.
Please don’t be shy, it’s a great way to meet other like minded parents who want to raise funds to enable our children to have a wide variety of extras and experiences that support the school curriculum and promote our school.
The PSA annual general meeting (AGM) is held in October of each year whereby the roles of the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the PSA are nominated for the upcoming year.
New members are always welcome - if you or someone you know would like to be involved, please see the school office or catch one of us in the playground.